Academy Round up

The New Saints Under 19’s beat Aberystwyth Town 3-0 thanks to goals from Rhys Cooper, Liam Walker and Taylor James.

Steve Evans’ Saints took the lead after only two minutes when Cooper found the back of the net from the edge of the box. Soon after Walker made it two after he latched on to a loose ball before converting. TNS continued to dominate and minutes before the half time break, James added the final goal of the game.

The second half didn’t produce any more chances and with The Saints continuing to retain possession the match finished three nil to the home side.

Evans was happy with his side after the game and said, ‘I am really happy with the result and delighted that we kept a clean sheet.’

Full time: TNS 3-0 Aberystwyth Town.

The team line up was Ryan Edkins, Ryan Pryce, Liam Edwards, Liam Walker, Olie Beaman, Fisnik Hajdari, Ryan Kershaw, Taylor James, Ben Richards, Jordan Wells and Rhys Cooper.



The New Saints Under 16’s beat Airbus UK by three goals to nil thanks to goals from Lewis Evans, Matt Perry and Nash Mwamuka.

The Saints dominated the game from start to finish and after 27 minutes, Evans broke the deadlock. Mwamuka found Evans, who coolly slotted home.

Soon after, Steve Benyon’s side won a penalty thanks to the impressive Evans and Perry stepped up to convert.

With an hour gone, TNS won a free kick on the edge of the box and the superb Mwamuka expertly curled his effort in to the top corner to ensure a comfortable win for the Under 16’s.

Benyon was delighted with his team and said, ‘It was a fantastic team performance against an unbeaten Airbus side. We showed our quality and we are very proud of producing such a good performance.’

Full time: Airbus UK 0-3 TNS

The team line up consisted of Andy Wycherley, Lee Killen, Ryan Tyrer, Matt Perry, Ross Tyler, Harrison Millington, Nash Mwamuka, Joe Walsh, Sam Gostage, Lewis Evans and Tom Birch.



The TNS Under 14’s lost 2-1 to Airbus despite a Rob Reynolds goal.

The Saints went behind early on and despite going two goals down in the second half, Steve Monk’s side kept on believing. TNS hit the woodwork twice before a Reynolds strike and although the team kept searching for the deserved equaliser, the home side held on.

Monk was proud of his team and said, ‘The lads gave everything they had today and they fully deserved to get something out of the game. We had several chances to score in both halves. We had a great session on Tuesday with Scott Ruscoe and the lads have took that onto the pitch today. We are disappointed with the result but we will take a lot of positives out of the game.’

Full time: Airbus UK 2-1 TNS.

The team was made up of Matt Williams, Arron Jones, Taps Kamutasa, Jamie Monk, Lucas Robert, Zak Dobie, Sam Postle Scott Williams, Rob Reynolds, Ricky Williams, James Lloyd, Kai Hildich-Roberts, Osian Morris and Rhys Thomas.



The TNS Under 13’s beat Prestatyn Town by two goals to one thanks to a brace from Darren Evans.

The home side took the lead early on but despite the windy conditions, The Saints bravely battled back to win.

Moments before half time, Evans finished off an excellent team move to equalise and ten minutes into the second half, the magnificent Evans used his strength to hold off a defender before finding the bottom corner to give his side the win.

Jason Brindley was pleased with the performance of his team today and said, ‘It was the first time we’ve been behind this season and it was good to see how the lads would react. They didn’t panic or rush things and they kept passing the ball and keeping possession.  My defenders were fantastic, winning the ball well but then playing it out the way we’ve been working on. Credit to Prestatyn for the way they defended today and giving the lads a good game.’

Full time: Prestatyn Town 1-2 TNS.

The winning team included Lewis Dutton, Robbie Williams, Tom Halliday, Ben Pritchard, Zac Davies, Jack Vale, Sam Jones, James Gregory Cork, Harry Bower, Jordan Tipping and Darren Evans.


The TNS Under 12’s drew thee all with Airbus UK thanks to a superb hat-trick from substitute Tai Jones.

The New Saints took the lead at the start of the second half through striker Jones but the home side then equalised shortly after through a mix up in the TNS defence.

The fast paced second half continued with Jones scoring his second goal of the match which was then followed by another Airbus equaliser.

With ten minutes to go the excellent Jones completed his hat-trick to make the score 2-3 to the away side but after many missed chances and a lot of good play Airbus then scored a late equaliser to make sure the game finished 3-3.

Full time: Airbus UK 3-3 TNS.

The team was made up of Alex Clarke, Cameron James, Daniel Sumner, Ryan McVeagh, Daniel Davies, Liam Davies, Toby Roberts, Max Kulibida, Isaac Dawson, Callum Evans and Jack Aplin. Tai Jones, Robert Johnson, and Owen Cartwright started the game on the bench.


The Under 8’s & Under 9’s played Stoke City at the Stoke Dome on Saturday the 19th of October.

Both of the Academy squads were mixed together to form three squads, with each game lasting 20 minutes.

The three squads are as follows with both the results and the scorers.

Team 1 – Coach – Craig Edwards.

1. Jack Edwards, 2. Ryan Chorlton-Wilcox, 3. Harry Owen, 4. Adam Tirebuck, 5. Josh Evans 6. Finley Chorlton-Wilcox.


Game 1 = Won, goals from Adam Tirbuck & Josh Evans.

Game 2 = Won, goals from Ryan Chorlton-Wilcox, Adam Tirebuck, Harry owen, Josh Evans & Finley Chorlton-Wilcox.

Game 3 = Won, goals from Jack Edwards, Harry Owen, Josh Evans & Ryan Chorlton Wilcox.

Team 2 – Coach – George Cowell.1. Sam Gregory-Cork, 2. Jac Herbert, 3. Charlie Cahill, 4. Daniel Burnett, 5. Thomas Potts, 6. Harvey Grieg.


Game 1 = Won, goals from Thomas Potts, Charlie Cahill & Daniel Burnett.

Game 2 = Drew, goals from Thomas Potts & Harvey Grieg.

Game 3 = Won, goals from Thomas Potts, Harvey Grieg, Daniel Burnett, Jac Herbert & Charlie Cahill.

Team 3 – Coach – Tim Allen.

1. Gethin sanger, 2. Lughaidh Power, 3. Adam Tunnadine, 4. Connor Thomas, 5. Edward Moore, 6. Patrick Power.


Game 1 = Lost, goal from Edward Moore

Game 2 = Won, goals from Lughaidh Power, Adam Tunnadine, Connor Thomas, Edward Moore & Patrick Power

Game 3 = Won, goals from Adam Tunnadine, Connor Thomas, Edward Moore & Patrick Power

Craig Edwards was proud of the players and said ‘There were some very good individual performances during the matches and all of the players did The New Saints Academy proud.’